Sony CyberShot DSC-W200

Last update: Review & Sample Photos @ PhotographyBlog (28 January’08)

The Sony CyberShot DSC-W200 is a 12.1 Megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera (announced 30 Feb’07) features 3X optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 35-105mm) with image stabilizer, ISO setting from 80-3200, Face detection technology, and a 2.5″ LCD Screen. The camera weighs approx 195 g (6.9 oz) and measures 91 x 59 x 27 mm (3.6 x 2.3 x 1.1 in). The silver W200 camera will ship in May for about $400. (Full Specs)

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info

Sony CyberShot DSC-W200 Reviews

PhotographyBlog reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-W200 and writes;
“The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200 produced images of below average quality during the review period. It offers an extensive ISO range of 100-3200, but only ISO 100-200 is really usable, with noise appearing at the relatively slow speeds of ISO 200 and 400, and lots of noise and blurring of detail at the higher ISO speeds of 800 and faster.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

ImagingResource reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-W200 and writes;
“Overall, the Cyber-shot DSC-W200 is an excellent all-around digital camera. It has a lot of flexibility for a range of users, it handles a variety of common-yet difficult exposure scenarios well, and is easy to operate. It’s small, stylish, and well-suited in terms of exposure, color, and responsiveness to a range of situations…Resolution is exceptional, and detail is quite strong at normal focal lengths. Throw in Sony’s tried-and-true features such as Face Detection and Super Steady Shot, and you have a very capable camera that’s compact, portable, and well-priced.”
Rating: N/A

ePhotozine reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-W200 and writes;
“When it comes to image quality, the 12Mp resolution almost guarantees plenty of detail and that’s certainly the case. Fringing on white areas is a constant problem, whether it’s something in the landscape or a white collar on clothing. The overall quality is okay, test shots show areas lacking sharpness and detail.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Megapixel reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-W200 and writes;
“Like many other cameras, the DSC-W200 has both strengths and weaknesses. Its strengths are a good lens; an effective stabilization system; a very well-crafted and very compact size, a huge image resolution and an optical viewfinder. Its weaknesses are a compression that aims to minimize file size instead of maximizing image quality; a weak flash and relatively visible noise from 400 ISO onwards.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

CameraLabs reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-W200 and writes;
“So what you have a compact with good looks, great build quality, and a sensor which performs much better than expected, but one that’s let down by a budget screen, often confusing controls and a pedestrian lens range. And it has to be said, the W200 ain’t exactly cheap….”

Rating: ★★★★☆

Steve’sDigicams reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-W200 and writes;
“Our 12M image quality results were very good for an ultra-compact consumer camera. When shooting outdoors in the bright sunlight, our samples looked great with accurate exposure and pleasing color saturation… Bottom line – with a stylish and druable outter shell, great image quality, speedy performance, and loads of useful exposure modes, I feel the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200 will be a tuff model to beat in the high resolution ultra-compact category.”
Rating: N/A

Cameras.UK reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-W200 and writes;
“If you are looking for a camera with a large number of megapixels than the Sony DSC W200 has as many as any current consumer level digital camera. It is easy to use. All I would like to have seen was a bit better picture quality in places… The Sony DSC W200 is a stylish digital camera. Just on the large size for fitting in a pocket easily it also has some basic manual exposure controls. The 12 megapixels are also likely to prove attractive.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

TrustedReviews reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-W200 and writes;
“Of course the crucial issue here is image quality, because if the W200 isn’t significantly better than a similar 10-megapixel camera, then is it really worth paying extra just for the sake of having that number 12 on the front?..There’s no question that the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200 is a very good camera, capable of producing very high quality images, and with exceptional performance, especially in low light conditions. Build quality is superb, and the optional manual exposure and focusing options are a bonus for experienced users ”
Rating: ★★★★☆

DigitalTrends reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-W200 and writes;
“The DSC-W200 has an OK kit. You get the camera, battery, charger, strap, hydra-headed connector and an abbreviated owner’s guide to get you started. The rest of the manual is on the supplied CD ROM in PDF form along with basic Picture Motion Browser ver. 2.0.05 software for downloading images. And don’t forget a Memory Stick Pro Duo card (at least a gig). We didn’t and after charging the battery, loading a card, it was time to see how good 12MP images can be.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

CNET reviews the Sony CyberShot DSC-W200 and writes;
the measured results of CNET Labs’ noise tests yield extremely low noise numbers across all ISO sensitivities, observation doesn’t match the math. Images become smeary at as low as ISO 200, with detail smudging and brush-stroke-like artifacts, in addition to the typical splotchy-color noise… The bottom line: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200’s 12-megapixel sensor raises the price of an otherwise decent snapshot camera, with little benefit. The W90 and W80 are better deals.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Sony CyberShot DSC-W200 Samples

Sony CyberShot DSC-W200 Sample Photos @ PhotographyBlog
Sony CyberShot DSC-W200 Sample Photos @ ImagingResource
Sony CyberShot DSC-W200 Sample Photos @ ePhotozine
Sony CyberShot DSC-W200 Sample Photos @ Megapixel
Sony CyberShot DSC-W200 Sample Photos @ CameraLabs
Sony CyberShot DSC-W200 Sample Photos @ Steve’sDigicams
Sony CyberShot DSC-W200 Sample Photos @ Cameras.UK
Sony CyberShot DSC-W200 Sample Photos @ TrustedReviews

Sony CyberShot DSC-W200 User Manuals (PDF)

– Download Sony CyberShot DSC-W200 User Manual (English – PDF)
– Download Sony CyberShot DSC-W200 User Manual (Spanish – PDF)

Sony CyberShot DSC-W200 Press Release

AS VEGAS, Feb. 27, 2007 — Designed to make photo viewing entertaining and fun, Sony announced today its new Cyber-shot® W-series digital cameras featuring high-definition component output. These new cameras offer simple and direct connection to an HDTV set so you can easily integrate full 1080 HD photo viewing into your home theater.

At the top of the line is the DSC-W200 camera, the most compact 12-megapixel camera in the industry. It’s followed by the 8-megapixel DSC-W90 unit and the 7.2-megapixel DSC-W80 model. All sport Carl Zeiss® 3x optical zoom lenses; traditional, eye-level viewfinders; and large, 2.5-inch LCD screens wrapped in sleek metal bodies.

Seeing Is Believing in High Definition

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